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Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

Credential: Advanced DiplomaProgram Code: 03601Length: 6 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) 
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,937.70
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,976.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,797.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$15.00$15.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

Additional costs may include personal protection equipment (PPE) needed and utilized in the lab environment.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology - Trades and Technology Leadership

The following Humber programs will articulate with specific transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology or the Bachelor of Technology - Trades and Technology Leadership programs at Thompson Rivers University:

  • Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Civil Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Computer and Network Support Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Computer and Network Support Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Computer Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 66 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Computer Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technician - Control Systems Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technician - Control Systems Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 66 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 57 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 57 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 66 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
    Humber students may apply after successfully completing the College's entire program and related requirements, if applicable.

Students applying for admission to any of the University programs are required to submit the university application form and applicable fees.  Students are subject to all University admission policies including the requirement to provide original documentation showing their full postsecondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant diploma from Humber.

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Ian MacLachlan, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5674
ian.maclachlan@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Humber’s Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology advanced diploma program provides you with comprehensive knowledge of energy systems used for commercial and industrial complexes. As you progress through the program, you will learn to apply engineering principles and conventions to achieve optimal energy efficiency through a process of evaluation, monitoring, load evaluation through software modelling, direct digital control (DDC), assessment and necessary corrective action.

Courses Program Standards Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Relate effectively to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration supervisors, coworkers and customers.
  • Comply with applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to maintain personal and public safety.
  • Solve scientific, mathematical, and engineering problems related to designing, operating, and installing energy systems for commercial and industrial complexes.
  • Prepare and analyze detailed drawings, and compile technical specifications for energy systems.
  • Design, operate, and install energy systems for commercial and industrial complexes.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.


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Work Placement

Our program features an optional, paid work placement directly related to your program of study. The work experience is designed to enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, as well as enhance your employability upon graduation.

The work placement takes place after the completion of Semester 4, for a minimum of 400 hours. Participating students are required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term to help them develop an industry specific resumé and effective interviewing skills. Humber provides a range of services to support student success including working with business, industry and government to identify employment opportunities.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
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September 2019NorthOpenOpen
January 2020NorthOpenOpen

The Humber Advantage

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Facilities & Equipment

At Humber, we strive to duplicate situations that you will see in your everyday working life. You will use up to date Refrigeration, Heating and Controls labs that will allow you to understand the basics of this evolving technology so that you can approach your first day on the job with confidence.

Software & Technology

Increasingly, HVAC technicians enter a building not with a tool box, but with a laptop computer. Our programs focus on giving you the basic skills to design and service HVAC equipment, by using the latest industry software programs. You will also learn how to use and interpret industry specific testing and measuring devices.

Scholarships

Entrance scholarships worth $3000 each to students under certain diploma programs.

Your Career

Up to 20 per cent of the cost of constructing a new commercial building can be attributed to heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. The push for greater energy efficiency is creating exciting opportunities for professionals who apply the effective and appropriate handling of energy to the design, installation and operation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HRAC) systems. Opportunities exist in the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as in various levels of government departments.

Your potential employers include heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturers; consulting engineers; architects; process industries; wholesalers; distributors; mechanical contractors; building owners; chain stores; energy management firms; property management companies; and school boards.

Value Added Activities

On Feb 24th thirty seven Humber students in the three year Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology program participated in a new technology product training workshop and successfully gained manufacturer certification.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.